Early this morning it was still and bright and the water was like a mirror, absolutely stunning.
Despite conditions being great for migrants and the south and west coast seemingly heaving with new arrivals in the last few days there is little action here. A Little Ringed Plover was on the western bank, and was seen shortly after 8 am flying to the north west having been flushed by a dog walker.
However, there was a report of two on the western bank again at noon (Ian Rowe). So maybe there were a few through today? There were a few obviously new Blackcaps around with at least three singing birds dotted around in the scrubby areas.
This is no Farmoor, Otmoor or Port Meadow. This is Grimsbury. It's Grim up north!
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